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Australian Women Fight Over "Geekgirl" Trademark 187

Posted by samzenpus
from the geekgirls-geekgirls-you're-both-pretty dept.
bennyboy64 writes "Two prominent women in the Australian IT industry are in a bitter dispute over the ownership of the trademark 'geekgirl.' A woman attempting to use 'geekgirl' on Twitter told ZDNet that women had been advised by the trademark owner to stop doing so since she owned the trademark for the word. 'She noted her trademark and asked me to stop calling myself a "geekgirl" in general conversation and to cease using the hashtag "#geekgirl" on Twitter,' IT consultant Kate Carruthers said."
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Printing Replacement Body Parts 101

Posted by kdawson
from the portrait-mode dept.
Deep Penguin sends in a piece that appeared in The Economist a couple of weeks back about a developing technology to "print" body parts for transplant. "A US and an Australian company have developed the $200,000 machine, which works by depositing stem cells and a 'sugar-based hydrogel' scaffolding material. (The stem cells are harvested from a transplant patient's own fat and bone marrow, to avoid rejection down the line.) The companies are Organovo, from San Diego, specializing in regenerative medicine, and Invetech, an engineering and automation firm in Melbourne, Australia. The initial targets are skin, muscle, and 'short stretches of blood vessels,' which they hope to have available for human implantation within five years. Down the line, they expect the technology could even print directly into the body, bypassing the in-vitro portion of the current process."

Comment: Article author shouldn't embellish (Score 4, Informative) 683

by Quintin Stone (#21764852) Attached to: Toshiba Builds Ultra-Small Nuclear Reactor

Unlike traditional nuclear reactors the new micro reactor uses no control rods to initiate the reaction.

Anyone who knows anything about nuclear reactors knows that control rods certainly do not initiate reactions. They regulate or halt it by absorbing the neutrons that cause it. Maybe the author at "Next energy news" should become a bit more familiar with his/her subject before writing about it.

Comment: Re:HALO ... or how MS sucks! (Score 2) 369

by Bad Mojo (#2543692) Attached to: First Review of Halo
Bungie also said it's would launch PC/Mac/X-Box titles at the same time. They also said they wouldn't change the game went they moved ot MS. They also said HALO would still be multiplayer on the X-Box to showcase that the X-Box is a network gaming platform.

I'll beleive it when I SEE it. So get your facts straight before you start selling vaporware.

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